MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST I - JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL
Job Number: 00119931
Job Posting: Dec 19, 2016, 12:10:30 PM
Closing Date: Jan 19, 2017, 12:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 11:00 P.M. Shift End Time: 7:00 A.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73SEIU 73 Posting Salary: STARTING SALARY $ 21.252
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Department: Pathology / Hematology - Location: John H. Stroger Hospital
Shift: 11:00pm - 7:00am
Under general supervision, functions in the capacity of a Medical Technologist by performing a variety of laboratory tests and procedures of a general or specific nature, and by drawing upon the skills and knowledge acquired in the course of a qualifying as a Medical Technologist as defined by the Illinois Clinical Laboratories Code (77 III. Adm. Code 450). Assumes primary responsibility for the completion of routine and moderately complex tests relative to the area of assignment, and assists in more difficult procedures requiring closer supervision and additional training. Performs tests on human blood, urine and other body fluids and tissues as directed, and by following well-established and standardized procedures which allow for limited independent decision making with unknown factors or incomplete and conflicting data. Works in tandem with other Medical technologists to correlate data, review and discuss methodologies and assess findings, and in turn provides relevant information and instruction to Medical Laboratory Technicians, Phlebotomists and Laboratory Aides as part of a group or team effort; assists in ensuring the timely and accurate completion of tests procedures involving other staff.
- Must have qualified as an Medical Technologist as defined by the Illinois Clinical Laboratories Code and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) (Must provide certification at time of interview)
- Must have taken college level courses in a scientific field that qualifies to clinical laboratory studies (Must provide transcripts at time of interview)
- Must have received training in a medical technology program
- Must have prior work experience in performing hematology tasks, including CBSs, Differentials, Coagulation, and Special Coagulation
- Medical Technologist (MT), Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) or other national certification
- Registered Technologist with a nationally recognized registry, such as American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), etc., either as a generalist or as a specialty
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of the basic principles, concepts and practices associated with performing as a Medical Technologist in a hospital or health care setting. Ability to perform the basics tasks required of a Medical Technologist ; ability to demonstrate skill and knowledge commensurate with that required in the course of academic or other training leading to qualifying as a Medical Technologist under Illinois Clinical Laboratories Code
- Knowledge of the professional guidelines, standards and practices necessary to function as a Medical Technologist and the ability to confer and collaborate with and/or assist other Medical Technologists on a peer level
- Ability to communicate effectively with others on technical and other matters. Good attention to detail and ability to prepare and deliver accurate and informative written and verbal reports as necessary
- Ability to follow written and verbal instruction from other staff and supervisors, as well as read and accurately interpret written procedures included in department manuals and professional literature
- Skill and ability to perform routine analytical decision making without immediate supervision; ability to evaluate and validate new and existing methodologies within one's area of expertise; ability to note and identify irregularities and discrepancies in laboratory tests and procedures and discuss with others effectively; ability to develop solutions to problems based on an understanding of principles and procedures involved.
- Ability to participate effectively in laboratory programs involving inspection, quality control, inventory maintenance, verification, maintenance and/or calibration of equipment, training, and other activities
- Skill and proficiency in the execution of duties in accordance with assigned tasks as further outlined in Department's internal policies and procedures or functional job descriptions, and as established as acceptable levels of performance in connection with periodic employee evaluations
- Ability to participate and assist in blood drawing services and to perform related duties as required, including store keeping, supplies and inventory
- Ability to maintain effective and accurate records and data through the use of the laboratory information system
- This position occasionally requires various types of physical exertion including, but not limited to climbing, lifting , pulling , prolonged standing, operating laboratory equipment and other devices, or moving moderate to heavy weight
- The duties listed above are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
- Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
- Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, Are you a Military Veteran?
- Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
- Basic Term Life Insurance
- Pension Plan
- Deferred Compensation Program
- Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
- You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
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*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER